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Angels and Ages - 09 edition

Angels and Ages (ISBN10: 0307455300; ISBN13: 9780307455307)
ISBN13: 978-0307455307
ISBN10: 0307455300

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0307270788
ISBN10: 0307270785

Summary: ''[A]rresting....lively and wide-ranging....[Gopnik's] astute analysis...shows us why these thinkers and writers, who maintained 'a tragic consciousness without robbing it of a hopeful view,' have so robustly survived to our own time.'' - Christopher Benfey,The New York Times Book Review ''entertaining....an introduction that brilliantly encapsulates ....Gopnik draws vividly characterized personal and intellectual portraits of each man....[he] has selected [the material] with a nove
list's skill....Gopnik's writing is pungent, inventive and rich.'' - Richard Eder,Los Angeles Times Book Review ''[A] learned treatise that worships learning....Gopnik offers a meditation on each man's most literary qualities: Lincoln's deceptively simple legalistic language and Darwin's crystalline powers of observation....a succinct, convincing, and moving account of how two men ripped mankind out of its past unreason and thrust it into a more enlightened age.'' -Gilbert Cruz,Time ''Adam Gopnik celebrates....the beauty of a perfectly calibrated argument....Gopnik revels in the revolutionary ideas that helped create our 'moral modernity' as he reveals the complex characters who unearthed startling truths about nature, human and otherwise.'' - Cathleen Medwick,O: The Oprah Magazine ''elegant, intelligent meditation on skepticism and the making of the liberal mind....intriguing hypothesis-that [Lincoln and Darwin] weren't ever, actually, in natural conflict: The real enemy of religion isn't science, [Gopnik] says, it's history.'' - David Wallace-Wells,The New York Observer ''thoughtful meditation on the contemporary meaning of the lives of Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln....[Gopnik] offers an eloquent and elegant comparison of two great men, expounding on how they achieved their stature and what their accomplishments mean f
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Summary: ''[A]rresting....lively and wide-ranging....[Gopnik's] astute analysis...shows us why these thinkers and writers, who maintained 'a tragic consciousness without robbing it of a hopeful view,' have so robustly survived to our own time.'' - Christopher Benfey,The New York Times Book Review ''entertaining....an introduction that brilliantly encapsulates ....Gopnik draws vividly characterized personal and intellectual portraits of each man....[he] has selected [the material] with a novelist's skill....Gopnik's writing is pungent, inventive and rich.'' - Richard Eder,Los Angeles Times Book Review ''[A] learned treatise that worships learning....Gopnik offers a meditation on each man's most literary qualities: Lincoln's deceptively simple legalistic language and Darwin's crystalline powers of observation....a succinct, convincing, and moving account of how two men ripped mankind out of its past unreason and thrust it into a more enlightened age.'' -Gilbert Cruz,Time ''Adam Gopnik celebrates....the beauty of a perfectly calibrated argument....Gopnik revels in the revolutionary ideas that helped create our 'moral modernity' as he reveals the complex characters who unearthed startling truths about nature, human and otherwise.'' - Cathleen Medwick,O: The Oprah Magazine ''elegant, intelligent meditation on skepticism and the making of the liberal mind....intriguing hypothesis-that [Lincoln and Darwin] weren't ever, actually, in natural conflict: The real enemy of religion isn't science, [Gopnik] says, it's history.'' - David Wallace-Wells,The New York Observer ''thoughtful meditation on the contemporary meaning of the lives of Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln....[Gopnik] offers an eloquent and elegant comparison of two great men, expounding on how they achieved their stature and what their accomplishments mean f ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 09
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Published: 02/09/2010
International: No



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